Thursday, May 24, 2012

Soccer Club To Manage Centre Fields

The Lunenburg United Soccer club will be managing the fields they play on. The Municipality of Lunenburg has entered into an agreement with the club to look after the former Centre school soccer fields this season. Club secretary Rachel Bailey says the fields are crucial to their operation.

Club members were concerned about the future of the fields in February because Centre school was pegged to close. Bailey says it will be business as usual for this season.

MLA Birdsall Speaks Out On Power

The MLA for Lunenburg says the future of power lies with the Lower Churchill project. Emera, the parent company of Nova Scotia Power, has an agreement with Nalcor Energy in Newfoundland to provide power to our province once the project is complete. Pam Birdsall believes the project will benefit the province when its ready.

Nova Scotia Power has asked the province’s Utility and Review Board for rate hikes of three per cent in each of the next two years for residential customers. Meanwhile, Birdsall says the opposition brought up deregulating the energy market during the spring session of the Legislature. She says Nova Scotians shouldn't travel down that road.

The first phase of the proposed $6.2-billion Lower Churchill project is expected to be completed by 2017.

URB To Hold School Board Hearing In June

A date has been set for a public hearing on the size of the next South Shore Regional School Board. Judith Sullivan-Corney announced Wednesday night the province's Utility and Review Board will hold the hearing June 18 at the board office in Bridgewater. The meeting will begin at 10am. The province decided to make changes to the Education Act in April to allow the opportunity for smaller school boards. The amendment will require school boards to have at least five members, along with two at-large members representing African Nova Scotian and Mi'kmaq communities.